A/V production. DIY crafts. Homework help. Cooking competitions. Reading recommendations. Cartooning. Personal finance. College prep. Health Information. Videogame tournaments. Book clubs. LGBTQ issues. Job prep. Tech skills.
The youth of Chapel Hill have spoken! Tweens and teens in our community want more responsive programs and services based on their needs and interests – in the library’s Teen Room, at our Parks and Rec facilities, and all around town. We are looking for someone who can help us meet this demand and grow the Town’s slate of engaging, entertaining, and educational programs and services for youth.
Here’s what you’ll need to be:
– Teen advocate, aficionado, and admirer
– Innovative, out-of-the box thinking, 21st century librarian
– Strategic collaborator, skilled communicator, and expert project
– Enthusiastic and energetic lover of our library and our community
– Cool (so that kids respect you) and professional (so that parents trust
$22.65 – $36.70 Hourly; $47,117.00 – $76,329.00 Annually
An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job
•Library and Information Science
•Trends and practices in adolescent development and literature
•Relevant town and library policies and procedures
•Read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents
•Deal with a system of real numbers
•Practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurements
•Write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech
•Utilize a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
•Utilizing such office equipment as a typewriter, calculator, copier, and facsimile machine
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, customers, and supervisors
•Communicate effective orally and in writing
•Model behavior that is consistent with our value of RESPECT
A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related field.
Minimum of three years of experience required in a related field.
Within the Library, serves as a subject matter expert on Young Adult materials, teen programming, and outreach. Raise awareness of and position the Teen Room, Digital Media Lab, and library meeting rooms as community-owned spaces for teens and those that serve teens.
For the Town of Chapel Hill, serves as project manager for the ongoing Youth Initiative, an interdepartmental effort to engage directly and effectively with youth in our community, raise their awareness of the Town’s current youth programs and spaces, collaborate and innovate with partners to develop and deploy new services, and continually assess and evaluate initiatives.
•Develops robust, responsive, and relevant programming and services for teens – at the Library, at other Town facilities, and out in the community. Works with Library staff, Town departments, and community partners to deepen partnerships and collaborations.
•Provides excellent customer service in the Teen Room, throughout the Library, and across Town; effectively connects people to the resources and services that best meet their needs. Ensures that the Teen Room and Library are positioned as a welcoming and engaging place for teens.
•Maintains expert, professional knowledge of and skills with young adult materials, current and emerging technologies, best practices for programming, and trends in teen librarianship. Contributes to Library and Town strategic initiatives and special projects.
•Manages implementation phase of Youth Initiative Project. Continues to engage directly with youth, parents, educators, and youth-serving organizations to gather and analyze meaningful data, monitor and measure projects and programs, and make strategic decisions and plans.
•Effectively uses social media, print, and online tools and resources to publicize and promote teen services and programs for the Town. Continually and effectively communicates with youth, Town departments, and community partners. Advocates for needs and interests of Chapel Hill youth.
•All other duties as assigned.
This position supervises teen volunteers only.
The work requires intermittent standing or stooping. The employee uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
The work is typically performed in an office environment
Mon. 09/29/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Sound like you? Learn more here…<http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/index.aspx?page=218>